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Early Education Teachers Deserve More

March 22, 2017
My three year old has been going to full time day care for over one and half year so all topics and issues relating to early childhood education and the teachers who form an integral part of it interest me tremendously. The other day I overheard a child care provider explaining how stressed she was...
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UPDATED! #KeepMarching Meeting Guides and Recordings

March 22, 2017
Downloads and recordings of #KeepMarching Telephone Town Hall Meetings. Check back for new resources monthly! MomsRising Conversation on Presidential Accountability, Including the Nuts and Bolts of Impeachment, How Special Counsels and Independent Commissions Work, and More. June 22, 2017 WAV audio...
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Child Watch® Column: A Time for Penance and Action to Help Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

March 17, 2017
After the new administration’s first Black History Month event included a general reference to 19th century lion Frederick Douglass as “somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more,” Frederick Douglass’s descendants jumped in with their own clarification.
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Child Watch® Column: Congress: Don’t Hurt Children

March 10, 2017
The Children’s Defense Fund has made giving every child a healthy start a core part of our mission for all of our 44 years. We are extremely concerned that the American Health Care Act under consideration by Congress right now would undo more than 50 years of progress made expanding comprehensive child-appropriate health coverage to tens of millions of children.
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Congressional Super Women Just Introduced This WINNING Legislation!

March 20, 2017
U.S. Senator Murray and U.S. Representative DeLauro swooped in last week (Super Woman style) with the reintroduction of the Healthy Families Act, national paid sick days legislation, which is a true win-win-win for working families, businesses, and the economy!
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Quick signature to protect our healthcare!

March 17, 2017
Yikes. We need you to raise your voice with us now: House Speaker Paul Ryan just released the U.S. House of Representatives “replacement” plan for the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and, well, it’s bad. Like, really, really bad. → Sign our open letter to Congress that says: “Keep the...
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Trump’s Priorities are Not America’s Priorities

March 16, 2017
The budget blueprint the Trump administration released today is an attack on our families, our communities, our economy and our country. Simply put - American families, and our economy as a whole, would be worse off if Congress adopted this budget, which prioritizes building walls over building...
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Creating the Navajo Nation’s Future Healthy Eating Leaders

March 16, 2017
The Navajo Nation Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico prides itself on the fact that it is the only Navajo-sanctioned, college-preparatory school for Native Americans - a school that serves some of the best and brightest students from the Navajo Nation. Students of the school stay in dorms, necessitated by the fact that the Navajo Nation covers more than 27 thousand square miles and many of the students live hours away from the school. But that necessity has also become an opportunity to work with students to develop an appreciation of and interest in whole health, which works to support the development needs of tribes.
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House GOP Moves Forward on Legislation to Repeal ACA and Dismantle Medicaid

March 14, 2017
On March 6, House Republican leaders unveiled legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid. Read on for some of the key changes to the current law contained in the “American Health Care Act,” including changes to the exchanges, Medicaid, tax cuts for the wealthy, and more, as well as information on the impact on low-income and vulnerable populations, the CBO score, congressional reactions, and the process going forward.
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Human Needs Report: ACA repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

March 14, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report . Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker...
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